Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall Non-Fiction Collection

"It takes only 19 seconds to walk the distance of the first powered flight, and I felt as if I'd entered the black-and-white photograph I'd been seeing all my life." Follow Noah Adam's adventure as the author of Piano Lessons traces the creative journey of the fathers of modern aviation in The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

In a fascinating analysis, Frederick Hitz, former inspector general of the CIA, contrasts the writings of well-known authors of spy novels with real-life espionage cases. Hitz skillfully weaves examples from a wide range of espionage activities into The Great Game, a lively account of the spy game.

Do you find yourself unable to say "no" to your parents' requests for time and attention? Do your parents refuse to let you grow up and treat you like the "good child" or the "black sheep"? Does your relationship with your parents interfere with your marriage or friendships? I'm OK, You're My Parents, by Dr. Dale Atkins applies an intelligent, no-nonsense approach to restructuring the longest long-term relationship of your life.

New York's rescue companies are elite firefighters with a mission to save fellow firefighters or civilians who are trapped in blazes or endangered by urban disasters. Read about one of America's top firehouses, a home to a courageous brotherhood of firemen in Tom Downey's story The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse.

The image of a couple wearing protective suits and masks in their own home is shocking! USA Weekend documented a story on the mold-related headaches, fatigue, and respiratory problems that forced Melinda Ballard and Ron Allison to abandon their dream home and possessions. The Mold Survival Guide: For Your Home and For Your Health, by Jeffrey C. May and Connie L. May is a book of essential reading for allergy and asthma sufferers.

The above books can be found on the non-fiction area of the new book shelves beyond the circulation desk.

Online Book Club

The Online Book Club Chapter-a-Day offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book will run five days (Monday-Friday), with a new book starting every Monday. Check out this service by registering at the library's Web site,, and clicking on the book club logo.

Selections for the week of July 5:

Audio Book: The Sigma Protocol, by Robert Ludlum.

Business: Time Power, by Brian Tracy.

Fiction: The Blessed Event, by Jean Reynolds Page.

Good News: The Awakening, by Angela Hunt.

Horror: Dime Store Magic, by Kelley Armstrong.

Mystery: The Coil, by Gayle Lynds.

Non-Fiction: Letters to a Young Gymnast, by Nadia Comaneci.

Pre-Pub: Solos, by Kitty Burns Florey.

Romance: Don't Tempt Me, by Julie Ortolon.

Science Fiction: Dies The Fire, by S.M. Stirling.

Teen Book: A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray.

The Online Book Club would love to hear from the Vermillion Public Library patrons. Starting in July the upcoming book lists can be located at books. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the Online Book Club or the new format, please send them your feedback at

Discover New Trails @ Your Library

The library will be closed for Independence Day on Sunday and Monday, July 4 and 5. Materials can be returned in the book and A/V drop boxes on the south side of the building. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. for our patrons.

Join the Summer Reading Program activities for the week of July 6 with a Scavenger Hunt running all through the week. The Discover New Trails table is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evenings for check-in and prizes. Pick up a monthly calendar for more information on the weekly activities.

The Vermillion Public Library is also assisting in the "No Child Left Behind Summer Reading Achievers." For more information please stop by the library or call 677-7060.

The Vermillion Public Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month at the public library and is open to everyone free of charge with copies of the books available at the library.

Upcoming discussion titles include visiting author Jerry Wilson with American Artery: A Pan American Journey for the month of July and The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel, by Louise Murphy in August.

The South Dakota Library Network is getting a new catalog system. We are in the process of shifting from PALS to a new program called Aleph. Please by patient with us as we learn the ins and outs of the new system.

We will be teaching our patrons this new program at our Family Night scheduled for September.

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